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Overwatch tipped as Blizzard’s next multiplayer gaming title

Overwatch tipped as Blizzard’s next multiplayer gaming title

As of December, 2013, Blizzard was publicly in search of a Lead Producer of what was described as the company’s "next awesome game." It was Blizzard director Michael Booth that let it be known that the company was in search of a team that would take command on an "unannounced game title." "We can’t tell you exactly what the game is yet," these listings said, "but trust us, it’s awesome."

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Virtual Reality gaming going multiplayer: Oculus and PS4 on deck

Virtual Reality gaming going multiplayer: Oculus and PS4 on deck

So you want to enter a virtual landscape where you can play any and all games in a holodeck-like situation, but you want to bring your buddies, too? The next generation of virtual reality gaming has your back. As we experienced at GDC 2014 and as is being re-confirmed again this week, the next wave isn’t all going to be about you escaping from the rest of the world - you aren’t going in alone!

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Watch Dogs delay explained as multiplayer and PC requirements come into view

Watch Dogs delay explained as multiplayer and PC requirements come into view

It’s nearly time for the game Watch Dogs to hit the market - May 27th it’ll be out - and this week two relatively major revelations have appears in the wild. One comes from a mere tweet - Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin has spoken up on multiplayer for the game, confirming a rumor that the title will work with 8-players at once in an "open world free roam" environment - that much is true. With games like Titanfall also rolling with 8 players - but with a massive amount of AI components besides - it’ll be interesting to see how the multiplayer / single-player split continues to develop.

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Is in-home multiplayer gaming going to die?

Is in-home multiplayer gaming going to die?

Over the last several weeks, I’ve been hunkered down in my house playing video games. I’ve all but turned my back on previous-generation hardware so I could double down on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and provide reviews where necessary.

While the majority of my time playing new titles has been positive, not everything was great. In fact, one increasingly concerning reality presented itself while I was playing the Xbox One and PS4 that troubles me greatly: in-home multiplayer gaming appears to be one a one-way spiral towards untimely death.

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Xbox One BBC iPlayer app in the works

Xbox One BBC iPlayer app in the works

Fans of the Xbox One game console in the UK who plan to purchase on launch day know that the console will launch with a number of streaming media apps for times you don't feel like playing games. The BBC has confirmed that is currently working on an Xbox One app for its popular iPlayer. However, the app won't be available for a while.

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Battlefield 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One supports up to 64 players in multiplayer mode

Battlefield 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One supports up to 64 players in multiplayer mode

Gamers who enjoy a good first-person shooter and plan to purchase the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One consoles along with Battlefield 4 have some very interesting multiplayer battles waiting. We already know that Battlefield 4 will be available on the launch day for both of those consoles. EA is taking some time to brag that gamers will be able to play with 64 people per map at 60 frames per second.

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PlayStation 4 to require PlayStation Plus for multiplayer games

PlayStation 4 to require PlayStation Plus for multiplayer games

One of the things that many gamers preferred about the PlayStation 3 compared to the Xbox 360 from Microsoft is that they didn't have to pay a monthly fee play multiplayer games with the PlayStation 3 console. On the Xbox 360, there is a monthly fee to access online play. It looks like Sony plans to mimic Microsoft's business plan with a report indicating that Sony will charge a monthly fee for multiplayer games on the PlayStation 4.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer binges on customization

Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer binges on customization

This week the folks responsible for the development of the Call of Duty first person shooter franchise have made clear their intent to bring about a new generation in multiplayer gaming warfare with CoD: Ghosts. While the game itself continues to be detailed in bits and pieces this summer, the first gameplay trailer for the multiplayer element in this current-gen release has only been revealed today, complete with details on how fighting your enemies online will be like no game before, so says Infinity Ward.

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